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My Mama's guacamole


  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 6-8 medium tomatillos
  • 1-2 peeled cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 - 1/2 jalapeno or serrano pepper, stems removed (or to taste)
  • 1-2 limes juiced (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 white onion finely chopped
  • Handful of cilantro leaves coarsely chopped, stems removed
  • 1 large tomato, seeds removed, chopped into small squares


  1. Using a spoon, scoop out avocado flesh in a serving bowl and set aside.
  2. In a blender, blend the tomatillos, garlic cloves, jalapeno (if using), 1 lime juice and 1 teaspoon of salt.
  3. Using a fork, gently mash the avocado flesh and the tomatillo mixture together.
  4. Stir in the chopped white onion, cilantro and tomato.
  5. Season with lime juice and salt to taste.
  6. NOTE: leave a couple of avocado pits in the guacamole to make it last longer! 

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